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Dec 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
. untrue. washington irving invested christmas in the sense in which we mean it. dickens wanted to make christmas into a symbol of something. obviously what he was saying if we can be kind to each other on this one day of the year why can't we extend it across the whole of the year? as he says and look on those below us as fellow passengers to the grave. but actually christmas caroly mernled not out of any consideration of christmas but out of the parliamentary report on the employment of children in the mines. dickens read it with such disgust and horror he determined, as he said to strike a hedge hammer blow against such activities. the book is the direct result of that. the poor of the book comes when the spirit of christmas present is about to take his leave of scrooge. scrooge did i southeasterns two feral children emerging from the roabz of the spirit. he says spirit are these children yours? and the spirit says they are mankind's. the girl is want. the boy is ignorance. he says those two will destroy civilization. that is the absolute core of that book. dickens' passionate r
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Dec 25, 2012 5:30pm PST
popular. people talked about him even running for president. he was well regarded in washington d.c. too among the i delegation. yes, i think this is the perfect path for a comeback if he is going to do that. he's going back to his old district where he's known well. he'll make a go.thishe it will either work or it won'ti but this is the most direct path back to public life and public service he could probably find.h >> ifill: if they run against each other it will be the most hotly covered race in the country. >> this is a republican seat so it's likely that a republican will hold that seat when it's over.en >> ifill: let's talk about the governor of new jersey. t we had been watching chris christie a lot whether it was to do super storm sandy or whether to campaign for mitt romney. s there's a lot of question about whether he would get the o challenge from the very popular mayor of newark, at least popular in some circles cory booker. >> what's interesting about this is that cory booker put out a web video which is how all the a politicians announce these days. he said i'm interested i
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